Hopper/Rockwell

mercredi 9 octobre 2019
par Me Esse

- 1) briefly present the two painters : Edward Hopper and Norman Rockwell.

- 2) Describe the paintings :

Automat

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1. Find what an Automat is.

2. The setting and the time of day : atmosphere ?

3. The woman : describe her, her clothes, attitude, feelings. make hypotheses about her, the reason for her presense, her life, thoughts, mood, expectations...

4. The viewer and the main focus : where is the viewer ?

5. The painter’s message : try to analyse Hopper’s goal in painting this.

Freedom from want

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1. find information about the series of paintings called "four freedoms"

You can watch this video :

2. What does this family celebrate ? Find information about this holiday, its roots, date, symbolic values.

3. describe the atmosphere and how it is conveyed.

4. Explain the painter’s goal : theme and values.

- 3) Link the paintings and the historical, social and economic contexts : The USA in 1927 and in 1943.

- 4) How far do these two paintings reflect the way people lived ?


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